10 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

10 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

 Anyone who is pregnant, or has been pregnant, has definitely heard the "Wow, you must be ready!" and "You're carrying so low, are you having a boy?" comments. Below are a few of those infamous remarks that should be thought about before spoken. How many of you can relate?!

 

  1. “Are you pregnant? Congratulations!” If they are pregnant they will share the news with you when they’re ready so sit tight, and if they’re not you look like an asshole.
  2. “I can see your body changing.” Trust me, they’re fully aware. 
  3. “Oh wow, you grew since last time I saw you”. Yes, there is a growing human being inside of her—it’s normal. 
  4. “You look ready to pop!” We are not balloons. 
  5. “Are you having a boy or a girl? Looks like a boy/girl”. Again, if they knew they’d most likely share. If they’re not sharing they might not a). Know b). Care to find out  c). Both 
  6. Any mommy horror story. She doesn’t need to hear what happened to this girl you know...
  7. “Sleep now, you’ll never sleep again”. Really? Everyone’s experience is unique. What if they already hired a night nurse?
  8. “Are you planning on breast feeding?”   Breastfeeding is hard, it’s personal, it may work for some moms or babies, may not for others. Let her figure it out—too personal!
  9. “What’s your stand on vaccination?” Do you walk around asking people this question? 
  10. “Have you been eating a little too much? Just kidding, you look great!”

 

I can go on and on. If you’re having a good day, you can laugh it off, but if you’re not, comments like these  can really bring you down. Pregnancy is an extremely emotional, hormonal, and vulnerable time for a woman. There’s 3 magic words you CAN say: YOU LOOK GREAT. 

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Comments

Valeria October 14 2019

👏👏👏! Agreed! I’m 16 weeks pregnant and have been asked the majority of this questions!

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